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Criteria for admission to the Mary Inez Grindle School of Nursing

Our nursing students bring compassion and commitment to their studies. We choose students with demonstrated academic aptitude for our ELABSN and ELMSN programs.

ELABSN requirements

  • Non-nursing bachelor’s degree or 60 credits from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
    • A minimum science GPA of 3.0 is also required. The science GPA is based on the highest grade earned in the last 15 years in the courses listed below. Grades earned in these courses more than fifteen years ago will require the courses to be retaken or reviewed for acceptance.
      • College Algebra
      • MS 205 Introduction to Statistics
      • PY 101 Introduction to Psychology
      • PY 202 Human Growth and Development
      • BY 209 Anatomy and Physiology I
      • BY 210 Anatomy and Physiology II
      • CY 103 Principles of Chemistry
      • BY 206 Microbiology

Students missing prerequisites and/or with fewer than 60 transferable credits must complete additional coursework prior to beginning the ABSN. Contact a Brenau representative for more details.

ELMSN requirements

  • Non-nursing bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • GPA Requirements. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 based on the last 60 credit hours of college coursework, including graduate coursework, attempted and accepted.
  • A minimum science GPA of 3.0 is required. The science GPA is based on the highest grade earned in the last 15 years in the following courses:
    • Anatomy and Physiology I (BY209)
    • Anatomy and Physiology II (BY210)
    • Principles of Chemistry (CY103)
    • Microbiology (BY206)Minimum science GPA of 3.0. The science GPA is based on the highest grade earned in the last 15 years in the courses listed below. Grades earned in these courses more than fifteen years ago will require the courses to be retaken or reviewed for acceptance.
    • PY 202 Human Growth and Development
    • MS 205 Introduction to Statistics

Additional requirements (all applicants)

Satisfactory completion of courses: You must have already completed all mandatory prerequisite courses with no more than six hours of incomplete liberal education courses. ELABSN applicants with fewer than 60 transferable credits will need to complete additional coursework to bring their total earned credits up to 60 before they can begin ELABSN courses.

HESI Nursing Admissions Test: You must achieve a minimum score of 75% to be eligible for the ELABSN or ELMSN.

Background check and drug screening: You have one opportunity to provide acceptable background and drug screen results. Only a negative drug screen result is acceptable.

A background check revealing a felony charge is not acceptable. In the event of a misdemeanor charge(s), the applicant must contact the Georgia Board of Nursing for information regarding licensure exam qualifications.

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